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Chronic Absenteeism for Foster Youth in California Rises for the Third Year in a Row
Newly released California Department of Education data found that the rate of chronic absenteeism for California students in foster care rose for the third year in a row. During the 2018-2019 school year, 28 percent of all foster youth in the state were chronically absent – which refers to a student missing school for any reason for more than 10 percent of the days they were enrolled in a school.
Bill Would Expand School Support for California Foster Youth
By Anna Maier and Zefora Ortiz When Eric Wagoner was placed into foster care at age 10, his life was uprooted and his education disrupted. He had to move to a different city and enroll in a new school.
Command Performance: Graduating Los Angeles Foster Youth Shine
On a majestic stage that has seen many renowned performers, few talents have put on an inspiring show of determination and resilience like the headliners last Thursday night. Family members, friends, social workers, educators and administrators gathered at Disney Hall to salute the academic achievements of foster youth in Los Angeles County as part of the 25th annual Celebration Graduation Ceremony.